That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore Song Lyrics

The Smiths

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Park the car at the side of the road
You should know
Time's tide will smother you
And I will too
When you laugh about people who feel so
Very lonely
Their only desire is to die
Well, I'm afraid
It doesn't make me smile
I wish I could laugh

But that joke isn't funny anymore
It's too close to home
And it's too near the bone
It's too close to home

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Headmaster Ritual
  • 2 Rusholme Ruffians
  • 3 I Want the One I Can’t Have
  • 4 What She Said
  • 5 That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore
  • 6 Nowhere Fast
  • 7 Well I Wonder
  • 8 Barbarism Begins at Home
  • 9 Meat Is Murder


  • credits


    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Johnny Marr, Steven Patrick Morrissey
    album: Track 5 in album Meat Is Murder
    release date: 1985-2-11
    popularity : 75 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Folk Rock/New Wave/Alternative Rock
    length: 4:58
    producer: The Smiths
    engineer: Stephen Street
    composer: Johnny Marr
    lyricist: Morrissey

    Album Information

    label: Rough Trade
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin